August 2008 Blog Posts (261)

Camouflage by Liu Bolin

No, this isn't Photoshopped. In his series "Camouflage," Beijing based artist Liu Bolin paints his subjects from head to toe to camouflage them almost perfectly into the background.…



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Added by Eugene on August 31, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sad day at Nordies...



So I decided I needed some retail therapy, and I had some Nordstrom gift cards, so I thought I'd go buy some new sexy shoes. I was set on a pair of these GORGEOUS brown Miu Miu booties. They are sooo amazing. They're $650.00 I know that sounds outrageous to some people... but I swear they are worth it!



So, I was all set to get them, and they swiped my 3 gift cards and CRAP 2 of them are each for $100 not $200 like I had thought. :( (the other one was for 85... I knew… Continue

Added by Kara on August 30, 2008 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

theMET Happy Hour v.1 @ Il Moro and TWO karaoke bars: LA

Last night, a group of us Metropolites met up at Il Moro Restaurant in LA during their infamous happy hour (M-F 5pm-7pm). During happy hour, drinks are full price but free food is offered! What a deal! Thanks to Jenni (aka Waffles) for setting it up!



You can't beat FREE food!! They had all types… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 30, 2008 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

Yuka Has Fabulous Taste!: Eating Delicious Greek Food and Meeting Mini Orlando Bloom at Kokkari, San Francisco

One of the best things about this site is that we can quickly get great restaurant recommendations from our most trusted friends. I put up this forum question - "SAN FRANCISCO! Recommendations on places to eat, sleep, play..." and… Continue

Added by alice on August 30, 2008 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Good Sushi at a Modern Joint in the OC!: Lovely Dinner with My Favorite Cuz at Wasa Sushi, Irvine

Cuz Kara and I went to Wasa Sushi Thursday night in Irvine to catch up and hang out. Let me preface this post by telling you that I'm a HUGE sushi fan - nothing beats salmon eggs popping in my mouth and that creamy, velvety sea urchin resting on my tongue. I will hate on you if you think california rolls are sushi...calling me a biatch but don't call yourself a… Continue

Added by alice on August 30, 2008 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Kate Moss in Istanbul, for W Magazine (Sept. 2008)



Love, love, love Kate - she can do no wrong in my eyes.



(source: W… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on August 30, 2008 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Sister Entrepreneurs Who Beautifully Blend Their Skills Together: Interview with Hello! Lucky Stationery Founders

One of the main reasons I've been so excited to come to SF was to see these amazing entrepreneurs from Hello! Lucky. I was first introduced to them by Jeannie Savage from Details Details, my wedding coordinator and friend,… Continue

Added by alice on August 30, 2008 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

A Self-Taught Rebel Artist: Maurizio Cattelan Pushes Boundaries

(A stuffed squirrel apparently shooting itself at a kitchen table.)



Maurizio Cattelan is one of those artists that we can't help but like. The bad boy of the art world, Maurizio is an Italian born, self-taught artist who rides the fine line between funny and disturbing.



Here's a great line from… Continue

Added by alice on August 29, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Modern Mosaic Art Using Corks, Nails, and Toothpicks by Saimir Strati: Albania

Saimir Strati is an Albanian artist who is regarded as one of the world's most well-known modern mosaic artists. He has used materials including nails, toothpicks, corks, sea glass, eggshells, compact discs, coffee beans, porcelain and mirror glass among other materials.



2008 - In Progress

On August 8, 2008 the artist began his most… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 29, 2008 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

London From Above, At Night - Hi-Def Photos by Jason Hawkes

The city of London, at night, featuring the financial district, NatWest Tower, and the River Thames.

Big Ben, above the Houses of Parliament.

Commuters and traffic at Oxford Circus.

A busy roundabout junction.…

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Added by Eugene on August 29, 2008 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Last "Fridays Off the 405" tonight @ the Getty Center: LA

6pm-9pm @ The Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Tonight will be the last night of the Fridays Off the 405 series at the Getty Center in LA for the year. Enjoy music and evening views of the city, tour the galleries, and revel in the end of the workweek in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere at this musical happening curated by culture magazine… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 29, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

'Cause it's Brad, Has Oscar Potential, and is an Interesting Story: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Debuts 12/19/08

Oooo - this will be a must see!



From a 1922 F. Scott Fitzgerald short story about a man born in his 80s who ages backwards. Director is David Fincher of Fight Club and Seven. Also starring Cate Blanchett, as his wife.

Can't wait!



Watch in HD on the official… Continue

Added by alice on August 29, 2008 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

WORNFREE: COOL T-SHIRTS



I'm definitely not a stylish chick....beautiful?...yes....smart? mmm...yes, that too....witty?...check! uhh...what was i talking about again?... oh yeah, i'm not stylish so if you've already heard about my new favorite t-shirt store and my new favorite t-shirts (excluding the ones created by barkadako) just humor me!



I was taking a leisurely stroll outside my new office in Studio City and… Continue

Added by Arlene on August 28, 2008 at 7:52pm — 3 Comments

8 Architecturally Awesome Sand Castles

These sandcastles are pretty impressive. Courtesy of Popular Mechanics…

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Added by Eugene on August 28, 2008 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Victoria Beckham in Allure August 2008 (I Love It!)

I love this girl to death. Yeah I know she looks mean but if you had watched her short-lived (one episode) reality show you would know how adorable she actually is. Her fierce pageboy doesn't help her harsh image either. But peep these extensions a la J.Lo style - genius!…



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Added by PANDA JU on August 28, 2008 at 2:46pm — 3 Comments

Healing Clinton Supporters - The Daily Show

Added by Eugene on August 28, 2008 at 12:35pm — No Comments

WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING 8/29

THE MOVIE THAT HAS POTENTIAL BUT LOOKS CHEESY

Sukiyaki Western Django

Two connoisseurs of violence, prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike and American icon Quention Tarantino team up for this genre mash-up. Sukiyaki Western Django follows two clashing clans in Japan as they both try to lure a talented shooter to their side.… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 28, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

This Man Wants To Tell You How To Get Rich: Felix Dennis, Founder of Maxim, Stuff, The Week, etc.

Eccentric...yes. Crazy....probably. Ready to share his secrets...apparently.



I've never felt like money should be the ultimate motivator but I would be a fool to not think that it is often times regarded as a measure of success. Felix Dennis, the founder of a slew of magazines, opens up about his unconventional path to success.…



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Added by alice on August 28, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

24th Annual Abbot Kinney Festival - 9/28: Venice

Sunday, September 28 10am-6pm

This festival looks really interesting - Venice has so much character and I like how this festival has a "green" theme.



On September 28, Venice will host the ultimate block party in celebration of the 24th annual Abbot Kinney Festival. Renowned for eclectic shopping and world class restaurants, Abbot Kinney… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 28, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Earthrace Boat Crosses Globe in 60 days to Break Record

The Earthrace, a 78 ft tri-hull boat powered by 100% bio-fuel, recently completed a carbon-neutral tour of the globe in just 60 days and 23 hours, besting the previous world record by 14 days!



For the first time in a boat, hemp composites were used in the construction, while vegetable and canola oils were used for lubricants and foams for the bedding.



(source ::… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on August 28, 2008 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

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